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Regular Hours Resume Today

All offices resume regular working hours 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break starting today, Monday, January 12.

Please note that the college will be closed on Monday, January 19 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Submitted by: Deborah Winslow-Schaber, director, Human Resources

Finalists for Vice President for Academic Affairs Position Announced

The Search Committee for the Vice President for Academic Affairs is pleased to announce that three finalists for the position have been selected to visit Canisius in the coming weeks for a series of interviews with members of the campus community.

The finalists are:

  • Margaret C. McCarthy, PhD, currently Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Graduate Education and Leadership at Canisius College
  • Sharon D. Nell, PhD, currently Dean of the School of Humanities and Professor of French at St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX
  • William “Jeff” Welsh, PhD, currently Dean of Graduate and Continuing Education and Professor of History at Scranton University, Scranton, PA

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate in the process and attend a one-hour forum with the candidates at the following times and locations:

  •   Dr. McCarthy – January 14 at 1:00 p.m. in the Regis Room (South)
  •   Dr. Nell – January 21 at 1:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge
  •   Dr. Welsh – January 23 at 1:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge

Candidates have been asked to prepare a 20 minute presentation on their approach to issues and challenges in higher education with a particular focus on those most relevant to Canisius, followed by a Q&A session.

The position description, cover letters and CVs for the candidates are available for review on the myCanisius portal. A web-based evaluation also will be posted there for you to submit feedback on the candidates. You can access all of these materials at the link posted to the top blue boarder of the portal’s main page or by clicking here and signing-in.

The Vice President for Academic Affairs plays a pivotal role in the leadership of the college and the academic vision for the future.  Please consider attending the open session and completing the web-based evaluation to ensure your thoughts and opinions are included in this search process.

Thank you on behalf of President Hurley and the Search Committee:

Dr. Mary C. O’Sullivan Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, co-chair
Dr. Terri L. Mangione Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, co-chair
Marco F. Benedetti Vice President for Business & Finance
Anne Marie Dobies Assistant VP/Director, Griff Center for Academic Engagement
Dr. Kristin E. Finn Professor, Teacher Education
Blair W. Foster Assoc. VP for Academic Affairs and Registrar
Dr. Michael V. Haselswerdt Professor, Political Science
Dr. Mark Hodin Professor, English and Chair of English Department
Leah M. MacVie Instructional Designer
Dr. Sarah R. Morris Professor, Biology
Dr. Mary E. Shea Professor, Graduate Education & Leadership
Dr. Richard A. Shick Dean, Wehle School of Business
Dr. Coral R. Snodgrass Professor, Management

Submitted by: Erica Sammarco, assistant to the president

Coffee & Donuts in January from the Canisius Fund

Enjoy coffee and donuts from the Canisius Fund this month!

Throughout the month of January, Canisius Fund staff members, volunteers, and students will be visiting campus offices with coffee and donuts to personally thank donors for their gifts and ask for support from those who have not yet made a gift.

In addition, the Canisius Fund unveiled the college’s first Faculty and Staff Donor Recognition Wall, located between Tim Horton’s and the library entrance, which proudly displays the names of the college’s generous faculty and staff supporters for 2014-15!

All of these initiatives are part of the Faculty & Staff Giving Campaign, which provides essential funding for scholarships and tuition assistance, academic and athletic excellence, and programs that strengthen our Jesuit educational mission. If you have not yet made your gift, you can do so by clicking here, where you can direct your gift to the college’s greatest needs, or your favorite campus initiative or academic department.

Thank you for all that you do on behalf of Canisius College and our students!

Submitted by: Summer Handzlik, assistant director, Canisius Fund

Middle States Self-Study Draft is Now Accessible

The most recent draft of the Middle States Self-Study is now available to the college campus. It is accessible via a link found on the portal page. To access the report, log into myCanisius and click on the link located on the right side of the portal page. This is the 2015 MSCHE Self-Study button located just below iAdvise. You will be redirected to the web page. Click on the Decennial Evaluation tab located in the blue top bar. On the next page you will see the table of contents for the self-study by chapter. Click on the chapter you are interested in. To print a hard copy, click on the “options” button on the top right and choose “printable file.” Select the format style and click the Generate button.

There will be two Self-Study Open Forums later this month:

  • Tuesday, January 20 at 3:00 p.m. in the Regis Rooms of the Student Center
  • Wednesday, January 21 at noon in the Grupp Fireside Lounge of the Student Center.

Your feedback and questions are welcome.

In addition, you may email with problems accessing the document, and also any comments and feedback you might have.

Submitted by: Kathy Peter, executive associate, Academic Affairs